Waterloo Police Department

  • Agency: Waterloo Police Department
  • Address: 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo , 50703 IA
  • Chief: Thomas J Jennings (Chief of Police)
Phone: 319-291-4340
Fax:

Waterloo Police Department is located at 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo , 50703 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas J Jennings. The Waterloo Police Department phone number is 319-291-4340.

Waterloo Police Department News

As the weather gets colder we would like to remind drivers to NOT leave their vehicle running unattended. This presents an opportunity to a potential thief. We remind residents to turn their vehicle off and lock it before walking away from it. This will prevent theft of the vehicle and its contents.

The Waterloo Police Department and Waterloo Police Foundation is proud to announce they have joined “The Pink Patch Project”. The Police Foundation designed and had made 200 pink Waterloo Police patches to sell to raise money for the local Beyond Pink TEAM. Waterloo Police Officers were authorized to purchase and wear the pink patches on their uniform for the month of October. The patches are intended to encourage discussion among citizens about the importance of early detection and treatment in the ongoing fight against the cancer. Some officers also bought patches to honor friends and family that are currently battling or passed away from breast cancer. Through this effort Waterloo Officers have donated over $1,100 to the Beyond Pink Team. The initiative was extremely popular and we quickly sold out of all the patches. We will have more patches available for purchase next fall. The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between more than 300 public safety agencies across the nation—all working to raise awareness for breast cancer research, education, and treatment. In 2017, participating agencies raised more than $700,000, all of which was donated to various foundations supporting breast cancer research and awareness. The PPP hopes to raise more than $1,000,000 in 2018.

Waterloo Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on October 27, 2018 at Greenwood Pharmacy Waterloo, Iowa – On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Waterloo Police Department and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Greenwood Pharmacy at 2104 Kimball Ave Waterloo, Iowa. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last spring Americans turned in nearly 475 tons (949,046 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,700 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 10 million pounds—nearly 5,000 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or contact Sergeant Brian Hoelscher at hoelscherb@waterloopolice.com. You may also call 319-291-4340 EXT *3219.

Pathways Behavioral Services, and the CRUSH coalition made up of many stake holders within our community, including the Waterloo Police Department, will be holding our second community event about the Opioid Epidemic called Crush the Crisis 2. This event is to create awareness and educate our communities on the Opioid Epidemic that is sweeping our Nation. The event will include resources tables, the showing of the movie “Heroin(e)”, training on Naloxone, and a discussion with a panel of community experts. This event will be held on Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 5:30 pm till 9:00 pm at the Waterloo Center for the Arts- Petersen Hall 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo Iowa. Pre-registration at Pathways Behavioral Services Facebook page is also recommended. Attached flyer

The Waterloo Police Department would like to urge residents and commuters to use caution this morning, as significant rains have caused areas of flooding and large amounts of standing water on roadways.

Due to a spike in thefts from vehicles recently, the Waterloo Police Department would like to pass along some tips again to help in minimizing the amount of criminal activity at your home or business. -Ensure that vehicles are locked, and if possible, parked in a well-lit area or near motion lights/security cameras. Also, we do not recommend leaving valuables (purses, computer bags, shopping bags, etc) inside the vehicles, or place them securely out of sight. -Motion lights can be an effective tool in alerting you and your neighbors when someone approaches your residence in periods of limited visibility. They also make any suspects visible to witnesses or security cameras if their identification is later necessary. -If you’re gone for an extended period of time, use timers for interior lights to simulate activity. Stop/suspend mail and newspaper deliveries so it doesn’t pile up and give the appearance that one isn’t home. Also, plan ahead to have someone maintain lawn care or snow removal, if applicable. And you can call your local police department and request “vacation watch/extra attention.” -Use your door and window locks . Deadbolts are typically more effective in preventing forced entry than regular locks. With that being said, the quality of the door and door frame is also important. While windows can’t be reinforced as well as doors, they can be given a shatter-resistant covering, as well as entry alarms. -There are numerous alarm systems available. Most tend to be based off the premise that they either scare away the offender or contact a dispatch center to alert police to respond. -Security cameras, or even “trail cams” can be used to obtain images of suspects or their vehicles for later investigation. They can also deter thieves that are aware of their position. If possible, place them on access points to your home/business and covering parking areas. -Ensure you have an inventory of your valuables, to include model and serial number. For items like jewelry, digital photos are useful. (Burglaries where serial numbers are annotated are 5 times more likely to be solved). -Obtain renters/homeowners insurance. While this won’t necessarily assist in an investigation, it will give you peace of mind that your property can be replaced if a theft occurs.

RAMBO UPDATES: Because of some suggestions from followers of our page, we are changing the policy about posting Rambo's location. From now on it will be at the discretion of Rambo's caretakers as to if the location will be posted on this page. Additionally the "RAMBO FACT OF THE DAY" posts are being discontinued because of some inappropriate comments made to the posts. If you have specific questions regarding Automated Traffic Enforcement in the City of Waterloo, we suggest you review the city ordinance at the following link: http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=412&chapter_id=15763 You may also message the page and we will respond to your questions as time allows.

Rambo is watching traffic in the 1200 block of Maynard Ave today.

Public Service Announcement: Please drive safely obeying all traffic laws today...especially in the 400 block of Easton.

RAMBO UPDATE: 1700 block of Downing...please obey all speed limits and be careful, especially in this area due to a lot of foot and bus traffic with Fred Becker Elementary and this road being an alternative route around road construction. Thanks!

The Waterloo Police Department would like to pass along some tips to help in minimizing the amount of criminal activity at your home or business. -Motion lights can be an effective tool in alerting you and your neighbors when someone approaches your residence in periods of limited visibility. They also make any suspects visible to witnesses or security cameras if their identification is later necessary. -If you’re gone for an extended period of time, use timers for interior lights to simulate activity. Stop/suspend mail and newspaper deliveries so it doesn’t pile up and give the appearance that one isn’t home. Also, plan ahead to have someone maintain lawn care or snow removal, if applicable. And you can call your local police department and request “vacation watch/extra attention.” -Use your door and window locks . Deadbolts are typically more effective in preventing forced entry than regular locks. With that being said, the quality of the door and door frame is also important. While windows can’t be reinforced as well as doors, they can be given a shatter-resistant covering, as well as entry alarms. -Ensure that vehicles are also locked, and put any valuables inside out of sight. -There are numerous alarm systems available. Most tend to be based off the premise that they either scare away the offender or contact a dispatch center to alert police to respond. -Security cameras, or even “trail cams” can be used to obtain images of suspects or their vehicles for later investigation. They can also deter thieves that are aware of their position. -Ensure you have an inventory of your valuables, to include model and serial number. For items like jewelry, digital photos are useful. (Burglaries where serial numbers are annotated are 5 times more likely to be solved). -Obtain renters/homeowners insurance. While this won’t necessarily assist in an investigation, it will give you peace of mind that your property can be replaced if a theft occurs.

Rambo is in the 1700 block of Huntington Road as a result of traffic not obeying the speed limit as they divert around the Ridgeway road closure. Please follow the speed limit and travel safe!

Who doesn't like donuts? Join us at Dunkin Donuts, as local police officers Rally The Community To Raise Donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Special Olympics Iowa. We will be at Dunkin Donuts (6004 University Ave, Cedar Falls) on Friday, September 7th from 6 AM to 11 AM supporting this great cause.

Thank you Hagerman Baptist Church for you wonderful gift to the Waterloo Police Dept.

"Rambo" is hanging out in the 1400 block of Newell Street this afternoon.

"Rambo" is located in the 900 block of Bishop Ave today. Please drive safely.

The Waterloo Police Department will be posting the location of "Rambo" the speed enforcement Jeep on our Facebook page effective today. We hope that all drivers obey the speed limit for the safety of our citizens and the motoring public. Although we will be posting the location of "Rambo", it is certainly not the only means by which the speed limit is enforced in Waterloo or surrounding communities. Today, August 30th, it is located in the 2000 block of Falls Ave. Please drive safely!

Please be safe driving in the fog this morning

Thank you to Heartland Vineyard Church for your very sweet gift to WPD